TIP OF THE DAY NO. 63 – GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

TIP NO. 63 – GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGE

If you feel that you were short-changed because you are small. rejoice. Small women keep their youthful appearance longer than tall women.

Just think of your friends and compare. Doesn’t Jane at 5 feet 2 inches look younger than Doris who is 5 feet 9 inches? So instead of wanting to be taller, just count your blessings!

See you tomorrow

      scan0004-2                           Brigitte

Advertisements

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 51 – A TAN IN A TUBE

TIP NO. 51 –  A TAN IN A TUBE

Beach time is a few months away – so if you are sick of looking at your winter white skin, there is help. No, I am not suggesting a visit to  a Tanning Salon – they are more expensive than my solution, and there has been some controversy about how safe a tanning bed is for the skin.

So what other alternative is there without the sunSelf Tanning Lotions! I have tried  a few different brands and found “Jergens natural Glow” to be the  best. It comes in Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan. It is also a moisturizer, and after applying if for 3 days your skin has a golden glow – to keep your tan, use it once or twice a week.

I know I sound like a commercial for Jergens, but honestly, after trying many products I find it to be the best – it is easy to use, and I like the colour it gives my skin. And best of all it only cost $12.99 and can be found in most Drug Stores.

See you tomorrow

      scan0004-2                         Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 47 – ALTERNATIVE TO BLACK – NAVY

TIP NO. 47 – ALTERNATIVE TO BLACK – NAVY

A softer version of black is Navy Blue. For those women who find black a little harsh, navy blue can be the answer. It is as respectable, and as business like as black but gentler to your complexion. During the 1940’s navy blue was worn more often than black – if you go to any vintage store and look at the dresses, and even pocket books, from that period, you will see that they are often navy blue.

No, it is not harder to coordinate, like black it can be worn with anything –  it will go with any colour, except its cousin black. Most women have never considered navy blue, but since this spring it is one of the fashion colours, it is maybe time to try it.

Black versus Navy
Boston Proper Catalog

See you tomorrow

      scan0004-2                      Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 44 – NEVER SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKE-UP ON

TIP NO. 44 –  NEVER SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKE-UP ON

When at 89 my mother died, she still had beautiful, clear skin, and was often asked what her secret was. “Never going to bed with my make-up on” was her reply.

It is also said that your gens have something to do with good skin, but this being so or not, taking good care of your skin will keep it young and healthy looking. – and it is therefore, most important to keep it clean – to remove the pollution of the day – to give it rest,  a chance to breathe.

I know from experience that there are evenings I am so tired that I would rather just fall into bed, but making the effort not to, my face rewards me the next morning with looking healthy and fresh  —  your skin too will look better if you take your make-up off every night!

See you tomorrow

       scan0004-2                    Brigitte

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

ASK ME WHAT TO WEAR

Hello Everybody

Now that I have talked about what to wear and how to look your best, I would like to hear from YOU.

So I am starting something new – if you have a question about ANYTHING  – your hairstyle, your make-up, a dress, or what to wear for a special occasion, or for work,  please write to me – or better yet send me a picture of yourself with your question – my email is bbnnic@gmail.com – this is a free service to help you get an honest answer,  to erase any doubt you might have about your image or what to wear.

Hope to hear from you soon

                                  STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                 Brigitte

PS. Don’t forget to check out my blog www.Egypt-mylove.com

DRESS TO IMPRESS – HOW IMPORTANT IS FIT – PART 2

Hello Everyone

                                        TAKE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT.

How your clothes fit has nothing to do with your height or weight. Clothes can be adjusted to any figure, but you will need time and patience to find exactly what you want. Among the vast choices available today, there is something to fit every body type. Some stores and manufacturers specialise in garments for very small women, (yes, there is a size 4 or even 2) while others cater to tall women or to large sizes (18 – 22). If you have special needs, but don’t know where to find them, ask at your favourite boutique or department store and then there is the internet! Never give in to the feeling that nothing better can be found, or  when you are tired (after a day of shopping) that second-best ‘will do.’ What you want and need is out there. Just don’t get discouraged.

When you’re in a shop trying on clothes, make sure you have an unobstructed three-way view of yourself in the mirror. If the fitting room doesn’t have a three-way mirror, use your hand mirror to look at the back of the garment. There should be no plats and pulls anywhere.  Look at yourself from the side, too. You’ll be surprised to see how many styles that look good front and back look less so side-ways – perhaps revealing more stomach than you thought you had!

Once you have checked out front,back, and sides, look carefully at the following details:

                                                        SHOULDERS

For a set-in sleeve, the shoulder seam should be on your natural shoulder line. If it is farther out, you may look like a football player; if it is too far in, you will appear to have grown out fo the garment.

                                                         LAPELS

They must lie flat. If they buckle or bulge, it is a sign that the garment is too small.

                                                       SLEEVES

These must not pull where the sleeve is set into the jacket, and no horizontal pleats or dimples on the arms. A question I am asked often is: ‘How long should a jacket sleeve be?’ To find the right length for YOU, measure from the tip of your thumb 5 inches up. That is where the sleeve should end. Your shirt or blouse should extend 12mm to 18mm beyond it.

Vertical wrinkles mean that a garment is too large. Horizontal wrinkles show that it is too tight. This rule applies especially to pants. Horizontal pleats in the crotch area indicate that the pants are too snug.

Until tomorrow, when I will tell you about ‘Alterations’

                              STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                                     Brigitte

Remember if you have a question – email me at bbnnic@gmail.com